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Despite a pro-choice majority, under the 1899 criminal code, abortion remains a criminal offence in Queensland. For those living in regional areas, insufficient finances, work and childcare commitments have seen many resort to interstate travel or source illegal practices online.

Fortunately, today in state cabinet, the Queensland Law Reform Commission submitted a report to modernise abortion laws. Laws to decriminalise abortion will likely be introduced to state parliament in August.

 

 

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